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Sydney hospital faces trainee ban over junior doctor scandal
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Sydney hospital faces trainee ban over junior doctor scandal

Bankstown Hospital faces losing accreditation to train future surgeons as after a junior doctor was worked to breaking point.

  • by Kate Aubusson

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Exhausted surgeon dismissed as an 'emotional female'
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Exhausted surgeon dismissed as an 'emotional female'

A young surgical trainee dismissed as “an emotional female” was made to work up to 70 hours a week and on-call for seven days straight at a Sydney hospital.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Measles alert issued for Perth universities, public transport routes
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Measles alert issued for Perth universities, public transport routes

Health authorities have issued another measles warning after a person travelled on public transport and visited two universities and a grocery shop while infected. 

  • by Heather McNeill
'Very substantial': Government acquires land for new Sydney hospital
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'Very substantial': Government acquires land for new Sydney hospital

Listed as a priority growth area, the north-west’s population is expected to soar to 250,000 over the next 10 years.

  • by Esther Han
How genetic counsellors and ultra-rapid testing help parents search for answers they dread
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How genetic counsellors and ultra-rapid testing help parents search for answers they dread

Ultra-rapid genetic testing could give families of critically ill newborns the answers they need, the answers they dread, or no answers at all.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Parents at the bedside of Canberra hunger striker
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Parents at the bedside of Canberra hunger striker

The parents of Canberra hunger striker Isa Islam have flown in from country Western Australia to be at his hospital bedside.

  • by Peter Brewer
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Get health cover: sick travellers costing NSW $30 million
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Get health cover: sick travellers costing NSW $30 million

The Health Minister has launched a media campaign targeting visitors who mistakenly believe any medical treatment they might need would be free to them in Australia.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Millionaire benefactor pulls support over Lady Cilento name change
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Millionaire benefactor pulls support over Lady Cilento name change

Philanthropists have told Queensland's Children's Hospital to never contact them again.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
High staffing rates, but lower patient satisfaction at ACT hospitals
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High staffing rates, but lower patient satisfaction at ACT hospitals

Canberra has among the highest proportion of doctors, nurses and administration staff in its hospitals - but that hasn't translated to patient satisfaction.

  • by Daniella White
Labor promises $700 million, 300-bed hospital for booming North West
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Labor promises $700 million, 300-bed hospital for booming North West

The Labor Opposition has promised to build a new hospital in Sydney's burgeoning North West, where the population is expected to soar to 250,000 in the next 10 years.

  • by Esther Han
Mental health patients left waiting 50-plus hours this week in Perth EDs
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Mental health patients left waiting 50-plus hours this week in Perth EDs

More than 40 and 50 hours, each. That's how long four mental health patients had been waiting in Perth emergency departments as of Wednesday this week.

  • by Phil Hickey